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DUNLAP, Tenn. - The library in Sequatchie County this week will host an exhibit featuring 28 local artists whose works range from sculpture and stained glass to oil paintings and watercolors, according to the library's support group.

The exhibit opens Tuesday and continues through Friday, said Nina Hunt, president of the Sequatchie County Friends of the Library.

Besides paintings, artists will display tapestries, handmade Victorian lace and woodwork, Ms. Hunt said.

"One artist will present a mixed media piece with memorabilia from Vietnam," she said. "It should be a wonderful community event since everything is done by local artists."

Visitors to the exhibit "will be surprised at the quality of the art," Ms. Hunt said.

Lucy Szelengiewicz, chair of the library group, said the training center will keep later hours on Wednesday and Friday so people who work can visit.

"It's just a community service to help local artists and show the community what wonderful, talented people we have here," Ms. Szelengiewicz said. "It really just amazes me in this small, valley town how many people are so talented and willing to share."

Library Director Betty Worley said visitors to the exhibit can step next door and check out the new children's room, children's computer room and a new genealogy room at the library.

"We're getting ready for our summer reading program and our theme is 'Be Creative,'" Ms. Worley said.

"At the same time, we're having a teen reading program and the theme is 'Express Yourself at the Library.'"

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